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Choreographing ‘the undanceable’

Choreographing ‘the undanceable’

May 9, 2012

"I read The House of Mirth for the first time about 10 years ago. At the time, I was artistic director of the National Ballet of Canada and always on the lookout for possible narratives that could work for large-scale productions. This was a beautiful, moving discovery.

The ambiguity, the inexplicability of the heroine’s actions seemed familiar, and very human. A woman at the height of her allure, her power – and her bad decisions, society turning its back on her. Lily’s drift to the bottom, and sad, inevitable end, even after paying her debts. “Miss Bart will not be returning to the yacht.” With that line, it is all over for her..."


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